"It's so important for us to have another game nationally-televised," said head coach Bobby Petrino. "The UK-Louisville game has done so much for football in the state of Kentucky, and for it to be on national television again means so much to people in the state and for our program."
The Cardinals have five games penciled in for national television, with a possbility of two or three more to be announced in the upcoming months. With the announcement of the Kentucky game, the Cardinals will face Oregon State (ESPN/2/ABC), Pittsburgh (ESPN), Rutgers (ESPN2) and Connecticut (ESPN) on national television.
The Cardinals have won the last two meetings, a 28-0 win at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium and a 40-24 win in 2003 at Commonwealth Stadium. Louisville has won five of the last six contests in this series.